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An Interview with Angela

Imagine the possibility of a world in which we all care about each other.
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Disabled People Deserve Better Access to Care for Eating Disorder Recovery

The first time in what was already a decade-long experience of anorexia that someone was willing to admit I had other disabilities, I was twenty years old. I was told I would be best served in an institution due to
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An Interview with Noela

Why talk about Mental Health?  Noela Luka is a documentary filmmaker from Kenya working with Rooted in Rights – check out her reasons.
 
Noela is working with Rooted in Rights as part of the International Professional Fellows Program for Inclusive
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How Finding Community Supports is Key to Parenting with a Mental Health Disability

Parenting is not only for a certain type of individual. Parenting is for anybody. Just because of your status in society, I don't think that should be a hindrance towards you not being able to experience parenting.
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VIDEO: Johnny’s & Megan’s Story – A Call for Reforming the Mental Health Care System

"It doesn't just affect the inmate - mentally ill people have people who love them, have kids, have homes."
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Video Games and Madness: A World of Harmful Tropes

Having just recovered from another one of many depressive episodes I’ve had throughout my life, I’ve had time to reflect on my relationship to madness and reality. Being of a philosophical bent, I ruminate on these things out of habit.
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Why Inspirational Memes About Mental Health Disabilities Are So Damaging

As a person with mental health disabilities, nothing makes me seethe like those who create inspirational memes that do more damage than good to the people in my community. Whenever I encounter such feel-good shibboleths, my hands tense, my breathing
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I’m Done Hiding the Fact that I Take Medications for My Mental Illness

At my first rights-oriented mental health conference, I was unsure whether or not I would be accepted. Wait, what? you may ask. Bear with me. You see, I’m a survivor of overmedication. Wait, is this going to be one of…
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Why BDSM is a Healing Practice for My Mental Health

Tighter. Please. Keep my mind still. Help my mind stay in this body. I pray to anyone who will listen. Winding, twisting, knotting, allowing myself to be tied into place. Tying the knots so tight my mind will not stray